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    Anybody want to expand?

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by Zcreative, Nov 30, 2008.

    I was thinking the other day of a scary/murder mystery plot.

    - Man uses his victims as puppets. He enters a family's house and kill the two adults leaving the small boy alone. The man uses the parents as puppets to torture the little boy. The little boy becomes enraged and kills this man, taking all of this so called 'skill' and hones it to use it as revenge to regain the dignity of his parents
    - Later in life, a regular run of the mill man is witness to one of the small boy's (who is now a grown man) attacks. The grown villain is even more powerful than the one that attacked him twenty years earlier. The police try to find this man, but always conceals his identity through his victims.
    - The man is the only one who can stop him, because he is the only one who can interact with him, because of a past that is similar......(this part is still rusty).
    - EXPAND? :D:D:D :cool:

    Hope you guys like it!

    Z
     
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    A story concept means nothing. I can tell you now, it has been done before. What matters is how you write it, the characterization, the flow, the imagery, all of it.

    There's no point to asking what other people think of the concept! They'll either say,"Sounds great," or, "it sounds like a ripoff of..."

    If the idea stirs you, write it. Then ask people what they think of the final story. After they tell you what they don't like about it, revise it, usually several times, until you're happy with it or until you throw up your hands and say the hell with it.

    Please read this thread about What is Plot Creation and Development?

    (and yes, this is a template post, which should give you an idea of how often this comes up.)

    To expend your story, identify the plots. The identify the conflicts and other interactions between characters to spawn more plots to interact with the main plot(s) of the story/

    Remember that a plot consists of an actor and a goal or objective, and conflicts or obstacles that oppose the actor in attaining the objectrive. Conflicts can be external (an adversary, for example, who will try to prevent you from succeeding) or internal (e.g.: you have to overcome a fear of heights to reach an important location).
     
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    ...*oops*

    Sorry about that I won't do it again. Could you please remove this? Anyone? Or any admin?

    Again...sorry :(:(:redface:
     
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    no need to remove, just keep moving forwards and don't let it bother you...
     
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    Okay thanks, because I was kinda embarassed. It made it seem like a was an idiot :redface:
     

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